Presented in a 64-page hardback book, Sunnyside is a fictional story told through photographs and illustrations - an insight into the lives of sisters, Evelyn and Violet Appleby.
Set during the summer in late-80’s California, the relationship between the sisters becomes strained following the sudden loss of their parents. Shutting themselves off from the world, their feelings and behaviour intensifies. Evelyn endeavours to take care of her erratic younger sister, Violet, but the pair struggle to cope with their challenging situation. The sisters realise they need to put aside their differences to rebuild their relationship.
Juxtaposing warm and playful images with a darker undercurrent, Sunnyside is an exploration of human strength, affection and frailty.
Photographs and concept by James Perolls
Illustrations by Tallulah Fontaine
Styling by Yeon You
Clare Gillies as Evelyn Appleby
Sasha Frolova as Violet Appleby